Wednesday, February 12, 2014

8 months update

Sam turned 8 months on October 5th. Shortly after, he officially moved into his own room in his pack'n'play. We moved him over way later than we would have thought, but he was moved into his crib two weeks later. He started riding in shopping carts sitting up. He also started making a crazy face in which he sucks in his top lip. In late September he started sitting skew legged and getting up on all fours. He moved to inch worm crawling just before turning 8 months, and started crawling two days after turning 8 months. A whole new world!

He started saying ba ba in late September. He started being able to self feed himself Cheerios and willingly ate from a spoon (yay!). Lastly, kinda gross, but with all the new foods, he switched to having adult smelling poops early October.  Kind of a short update, but we're way behind and he growing so fast!  Instead, he are some fun pictures from that month:



Monday, October 14, 2013

7 months update

Sam turned 7 months on September 5th. During this month, he started officially babbling with baby noises, but also kept the pterodactyl screeches. He tried some more solid food like avocado, steamed carrots, bananas, pasta, and mashed pouches of food combinations. He started holding on when we were holding him. Sam continued to enjoy playing sitting up, often with his boppy behind him. He played with his piano walker and in the exersaucer, as well. He mastered spinning from sitting up to down on his stomach. He found his feet and loves holding and bringing them to his mouth.

He had his first beach day on August 26th. We arrived midday and while he liked the sand alright, and seemed most indifferent to the water, he did not care for the surprise of waves. He took a hot nap under an umbrella and we headed home. His other big trip of the month was to visit his Great Grandmommy with his cousin Isaac. Sam had two teeth break through 2 days before turning 7 months. He also started to army crawl and giggle at the dogs. It's adorable. Lastly, with the arrival of his teeth, he started playing with his tongue more. It seems like he will be able to roll his tongue and flip it over. 

 Sam loves being read to by his daddy, in particular.

And, of course, we have our monthly picture!

And here are a couple outtakes from Kristin's photo session.  Sam tends to go after the sticker on the chair, unless of course we try to stop him...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

6 months update

On August 5th, Sam turned 6 months old.  It's been a fun month and he continues to change all the time.  He continues to love the dogs and "talk" to them in his high pitch screeches.

At 6 months, Sam had already grown out of nearly all of his 3-6 month clothes.  He was wearing mostly 6 month, 6-9 month or even 6-12 month.  He was still very smiley and active.  One of the funniest things we noticed was the new faces he started making.  This is just one of our favorites.


6 months was also a milestone because Sam started sleeping primarily in his Pack'n'Play in preparation for the crib someday. No matter where he sleeps, he still tends to wake up a couple times a night trying to eat.  It's a work in progress.  K and I also discovered that, like so many kids out there, our boy sometimes likes the box more than whatever toy actually came inside.

Sam started to try out rice cereal and other solid foods like Mum Mum bars this month.  It's amazing how much more difficult it can get when he tries to "help," but we're learning.

Our little boy did have a 6 months appointment.  We got his measurements again while K showed off her skills keeping a very tired Sam happy.  A very short morning nap and shots is a rough combination for a 6 month old it turns out.  Not to mention the fact that they didn't have the normal combo shot and Sam was giving an oral vaccine as well as 5 separate shots in his thighs.  Here was his 6 month numbers:

Height: 27 inches (67%)              Weight: 19 lbs 8.4 oz (85%)              Head Circ.: 17.75 inches (93%)
Sam also came to our tournament in Winston Salem.  He was very good playing under the tent most of the day.  With the help of his trusty Boppy, he was able to sit and play with his toys all by himself for a good while and even took a good nap or two!  And of course, we'll leave you with his latest monthly photo: